Shelter Building

Few people can just sit down and learn skills like lashing and knots. It’s much more fun to learn them as you build your own shelter! Back in the woods of the camp peninsula, you’ll learn how to properly fell a tree, learn how to build sturdy structures using only rope and twine, and insulate yourself inside a shelter to weather any kind of storm.

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Though there are several types of shelters particularly applicable to the terrains of the Northwoods, campers get to unleash their creativity. We’ve seen campers build all sorts of crazy things over the years, from makeshift sailboats to swinging benches.

Any activity that involves sawing and shelter building is carefully overseen by the designated shelter building counselor to ensure safety and proper use of any tools.